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. the post-arab spring middle east. egypt, which used to be the one who would pressure hamas, who would come in and try to demand a cease-fire and try to mediate, now egyptian officials have come to gaza, stood shoulder to shoulder with the hamas prime minister and called this aggression untenable. the president of egypt warned israel, practically threatened israel to stop this aggression, as he called it, or else. hamas also wants to show that this is a new middle east. hamas is part of this muslim brotherhood that is here in this part of the arab world, that it has new friends, it believes, and it is not going to take it lying down. we're waiting to see how this develops. it could escalate the next 24 to 48 hours. that's going to be critical. bill? >> thank you, christiane. it will's turn to the other side, hamas may be considered a terrorist organization by the u.s. and israeli governments, but in gaza, they are the elected leaders, embolden by new allies after the arab spring. and abc's alex marquardt has been reporting amid relentless air strikes there. >> reporter: as of tonight, israe
questions for the united states. for instance, its friend egypt used to be able to keep the peace in this region. will egypt's new islamist president do the same? and, of course, the arab spring means the governments are much more answerable to their own people. here in the region, everyone is hoping this is over quickly. no one can afford a wider war. >> thank you, christiane amanpour reporting. as of tonight, the death toll stands at at least 19 palestinians dead and 3 israelis. >>> just ahead, we're going to change gears to meet the parents and adopted children united in an unlikely place. craigslist. anncr: some politicians seem to think medicare and... social security are just numbers in a budget. well, we worked hard for those benefits. we earned them. and if washington tries to cram decisions about the future... of these programs into a last minute budget deal... we'll all pay the price. aarp is fighting to protect seniors with responsible... solutions that strengthen medicare and... social security for generations to come. we can do better than a last minute deal... that w
-missile system. three israelis have been killed, around 50 wounded. egypt and turkey are working feverishly to try and stop the violence. "the israelis are rejecting the cease-fire," a hamas spokesman told us. israel will continue carrying out massacres against our people. there have been talks but officials are staying tight-lipped. >> for the moment, rockets are still being fired in israel. we will go on with military operations. we're not excluding any option including the diplomatic option. >> reporter: israeli analysts say the likelihood of a ground invasion is diminishing, that israel's top leadership doesn't really want it, but the conditions of a cease-fire are very far from being resolved, meaning the possibility of a ground invasion is still very real. bianna? >> all right, alex, thank you. now let's go to jerusalem, which has not been spared from rocket attacks in the past 48 hours. abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour is there with the latest. christiane, with talk of even a possible ground assault, how likely is a cease-fire at this point? israel said they're rejecti
, to avoid tipping them off that they were being pursued. >>> and a tragic accident in egypt has left dozens of children dead. at least 47 children were killed when a train collided with a bus carrying them to kindergarten. when security officials say it appeared the railroad crossing was not closed at the time of the accident. egypt's railroad has a terrible safety record. >>> and new information about the deadly accident involving a freight train and a parade float carrying war veterans in texas. authorities say the train was traveling below its speed limit when it hit the float, killing war veterans. investigators were trying to determine if enough warning had been given to clear the tracks. >>> and finally, history uncovered by hurricane sandy. the storm exposed the remains of a shipwreck on the dunes of new york's fire island on long island. the wreckage is believed to be a four-masted canadian coal schooner called "the bessy white." the ship became visible when the storm shifted the dunes more than 70 feet. how about that? >> it shows how powerful that storm really was. >> took an almo
the attack was prompted by an antimuslim video that sparked an uprising in egypt. >> it seemed to be hijacked by individual clusters of extremists. >> reporter: the administration said that was based on intelligence that turned out to be wrong. >> as information came in information was put out. the information may not have always been right the first time. >> reporter: republican congressman peter king said he was satisfied with the ultimate conclusion petraeus reached. >> clearly believe this did in the arise out of a demonstration and was clear terrorist involvement. >> reporter: petraeus' appearance on the hill was the first since his resignation last week after an extra marital affair. it did not come up during benghazi but -- >> there was a little awkwardness. >> reporter: they say this provided them a better understanding of what happened. karen travers abc2 news, capitol hill. >>> it's the third day of violence in the middle east. israel said it fired 150 missiles at the palestinians in gaza. they aren't taking any chances. a ground invasion could be next. >> we will continue to exerci
its air strikes on gaza while egypt's prime minister visited. we expected a truce of around three hours. but it's very clear, now, that that has not happened. we've heard and felt the thuds of israeli strikes continue on the gaza strip. our gaza producer reported that two palestinians were killinged in the strikes, several were wounded. but the condition for this truce was that palestinian militants would stop firing on to southern israel. and they did not do that. we have seen ourselves, from right near our hotel, they are firing rockets. you hear the loud whoosh, the long vapor trails and the clouds of smoke. any talk of a truce is incorrect. >> what is the feeling you're getting? could israel send in ground troops? >> reporter: well, from the very beginning they talked about enlarging this operation. from the aerial offensive it's been so far, to include a ground invasion of gaza. yesterday, we saw large numbers of troops and tanks moving towards gaza. this morning, we heard that 16,000 reservists have been called up. this is the political season in israel. there's an election
a cease-fire brokered by egypt and turkey obviously with the pressure of the u.s. and great britain or are we going to see that ground invasion by israel? prime minister netanyahu said they're ready to expand their ground operation and know egypt and turkey are working feverishly to strike some sort of deal but the signal, the sounds coming out of jerusalem is they aren't finished with this operation yet, but certainly here in gaza people are hoping that some sort of cease-fire will come about very soon. >> thanks to alex and now let's bring in christiane amanpour who joins us from jerusalem. christiane, what is the situation there militarily? are there still fears of a ground war? >> reporter: martha, from the military point of view, they want to just get rid of as much of hamas' rocket-launching capability as possible. i just talked to a senior military official here, an israeli official who said they seemed to be quite pleased with what they've done so far. in a thousand sorties they've taken out quite a lot of the rocket-launching capability so if there is to be a ground offensi
. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu called for the cease- fire while egypt's prime minister was in gaza. that lasted three hours and the cease-fire even less. before that visit, 85 missiles exploded in gaza city within a 45 minute span. the ace real -- israeli military says 274 rockets had been fired from gaza since operation began. an hour ago, israel sent in an air strike in gaza targeting the house of hamas' southern commander. this is the heaviest fighting there in four years and looks like it could get wore as the days pro-- worse as the days progress. troops and armored personnel carriers signifying it could turn no a ground war very soon. >>> news time 4:53. five things to know as you head out this morning. they haul nearly 2,000 pounds of trash in baltimore each day and today the mayor will say thank you. it's part of the annual garbagemen appreciation day event at the waste to energy facility in baltimore city. >>> with the rising cost of food, unemployment and the state of the economy, many families right now are struggling to keep food on the table. this morning,
on television days after the attack, tying it to protests in egypt against an anti-muslim video. but petraeus also told lawmakers that by the time declassified talking points were given to the white house and congress, r references to al qaeda were edited out to protect classified source. what rice said on tv was consistent with those edited and declassified talking points. >> what is very clear is that ambassador rice used the talking points that the intelligence committee had all signed off on. that is very, very clear. >> reporter: the white house says that the intelligence community did the editing and a senior u.s. intelligence official tells abc news tonight that there was no political interference whatsoever. but as you can imagine, diane, some republicans on cap titol hl say they are not convinced. >> thank you so much, jon. and as you know, a few blocks away at the white house, president obama met today with top congressional leaders about working together on that looming fiscal cliff. everyone emerged saying the meeting was, quote, constructive. bipartisan. house minority leader nan
, or will talks in neighboring egypt help bring an 11th hour truce? on the ground, the casualties are mounting tonight. in ga gaza, women, children among the dead as the israelis were trying to target the home of a key militant. it that were all hit by that missile. meanwhile, in israel, as families rush to shelters, holes where the hamas rockets have landed. and these images tonight. israel blocking some of those incoming rockets aimed for its most populated cities, knocked down from the ski. part of the so-called iron dome. president obama tonight vowing support, saying israel has a right to defend itself, while at the same time, saying a ramp up in military activity in gaza, a ground war, would be bad for both sides. we have a team in the region covering the middle east on the brink. christiane an may upon and matt gutman in israel. we begin tonight with alex marquardt in gaza city. alex? >> reporter: good evening, david. this was the deadliest day in gaza since this escalation began. in one incident, 11 people were killed, almost all of them from a single family. this as palestinian milita
the wave of air strikes on gaza while the egyptian prime minister visits. >>> there is hope that egypt's leader will be able to broker some sort of truce between hamas and israelis. earlier 100 missiles landed in gaza bringing the death toll there to 19. >>> a record settlement for the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. bp will pay a $4.5 billion fine and plead guilty to criminal charges stemming from the explosion on the deep water horizon oil rig in 2010. 11 workers were killed. 172 million gallons of crude oil spewed into the gulf of mexico over 85 days. bp still faces a larger fine for violating the clean water act. >>> we have some pretty stunning new video of hurricane sandy's assault on new york and new jersey. surveillance video shows a transit station in hoboken, new jersey, being flooded by torrents of water gushing from an elevator shaft. train service is still disrupted because of the storm. president obama, yesterday, paid his first visit to new york city since sandy hit and got a firsthand look at destruction on staten island, met with storm victims there and p
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